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Friday, June 05, 2009

The Man Who Walked Between the towers - Mordicai Gerstein

This is a children's book which won the Caldecott a few years ago. I picked it up after watching the movie Man on Wire which is a documentary of Philippe Petit's 1974 literal walk across a wire that was strung between the Twin Towers in New York City. The movie was fascinating. This guy is a crazy man. But a crazy man with the best balance of anyone I have ever seen. It was amazing.

The book is a children's book, so the story itself is fairly simple, but the drawings are outstanding. It has some pages that are foldouts, so the drawing is three pages long. It's really cool.

A very interesting story about a man who had an idea and followed it through, no matter the obstacles.

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